Things have been quiet with the theatre lately. That’s about the change. At the recent commissioner’s meeting Mayor Randy Teague announced Tuesday night that the commission has received an offer to buy the Westmont Theatre. The full story, including video, is available here – The Retrospect
Haddon Twp considering a new proposal for the theatreJune 21, 2013
New Study on Westmont Theatre is now availableJuly 17, 2012
“A new study of the Westmont Theater estimates over $3.1 million would be the minimum to restore the 85-year-old entertainment venue to an operable state.” Read the full story at The Retrospect.
“Mayor Randy Teague said he and Commissioners Paul Dougherty and John Foley have reviewed the Gibson study and plan to begin discussions of the theatre’s future at Tuesday’s Caucus meeting of the governing body. While little is certain about the theatre’s future use, Teague said the public will be invited to comment.
The Tuesday Caucus is tomorrow night (July 17). Anyone interested in the Westmont Theatre, its future or want to learn more about the study is encouraged to attend the meeting.
Halloween Parade’s been rescheduledOctober 29, 2011
Due to the weather the parade’s been rescheduled to tomorrow (10/30) night @ 7:30pm. And due to the change of days, the FOTWT won’t be able to participate. Be on the look out for a new fundraiser event from the Friends of the Westmont Theatre.
Halloween Parade this SaturdayOctober 25, 2011
This Saturday the Friends of the Westmont Theatre will be selling popcorn and waters at the Haddon Township Halloween Parade. The parade starts at 7:30pm on Haddon Ave. If you’re interested in helping out, or want more info on the group, please feel free to contact us through the ‘About Us’ page or stop by the booth on Saturday.
Friends meeting tomorrow nightOctober 5, 2011
Reminder that the Friends of the Westmont Theatre (FOTWT) is meeting tomorrow (Thursday evening at 6:30pm in the Rohrer Memorial library. All members of the NCW (Neighbors celebrating the Westmont), Westmont theatre supporters, and those looking to join the FOTWT are encouraged to come out for the meeting.
FOTWT Meeting Notice!September 27, 2011
The Friends of the Westmont Theatre, INC (FOTWT) will meet on Thursday October 6th to discuss their fall and early 2012 fundraising strategy, the Halloween parade and other items. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Rohrer Memorial library in Haddon Township.
All NCW members, and those wishing to get involved, are encouraged to attend.
It’s Official…FOTWT has non-profit group statusSeptember 25, 2011
For the past few months the NCW has been working on their non-profit group status. We’re delighted to announce that Friends of the Westmont Theatre, Inc (FOTWT) is now a non-profit group. For those who aren’t aware, the FOTWT was formed to be a fundraising arm for the restoration and preservation of the Westmont Theatre. This fall they’ll start fundraising projects in/around the Haddon Township area.
Any interested in participating in a fundraiser, or making a donation, is encouraged to send an email through our “About Us” tab.
We’re on our way!
Westmont Theatre in today’s Philadelphia InqurierMay 5, 2011
In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is a story on the recent historic grant awarded to the Westmont Theatre. See below for an excerpt from the story. To read the entire piece click on the words “Haddon Avenue” in the last line.
“Coming soon to the Westmont Theatre: A $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.
The money will help pay for the first comprehensive study of the physical condition and redevelopment potential of the vacant building, among the largest commercial structures on Haddon Avenue…”
Westmont Theatre receives historic preservation grantMay 3, 2011
This past fall – Haddon Township, in partnership with the NCW, applied for the 2010 Historic Preservation Grant by the New Jersey Historic Trust. The 2010 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants.
And just last week the Westmont Theatre was selected to receive a Historic Site Management Grant, which supports non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, engineering reports, construction documents, archaeology investigations, use feasibility studies and heritage tourism initiatives. The grant is for $50,000.00.
The award of this grant is a step in the right direction to restoring the theatre!
We’re still here…February 3, 2011
Hi all…sorry if it looks like we went into the dark. The holiday season and early 2011 was a very busy time. And to be honest, not much has happened with the Westmont during that time. The NCW is alive and well; they’re still working on the non-profit status (it’s a long process). We’ll keep you posted on the next NCW meeting, as well as any information from the town and county on the next steps for the theatre.